Father’s Day is here, and there’s no better opportunity to show some appreciation for the Dads in our lives. If you’ve left your Father’s Day gift to the last minute, this is your lucky day! Look no further than our Father’s Day Gift Guide, with awesome ideas and inspiration taken from the BC Marketplace. Whether you want to surprise Dad with an unforgettable trip, or take his taste buds on a journey with a new BC brew, we’ve got you covered.
The best part? You’ll be supporting one-of-a-kind small businesses from all across our province. The big day is looming, so without further ado, here are 10 gift ideas for Father’s Day. We know you’ll find something your Dad will love!
Gift idea: Kayak Wine & Picnic Tour
Perfect For: Outdoorsmen
Spend the perfect day with dad by going on one of Hoodoo Adventure’s Kayak Wine & Picnic Tours! Named the 3rd best kayaking experience in Canada by Reader’s Digest, this award winning tour will have you soaking in the beauty of the Okanagan as you learn about the area and local wine industry from the seat of your kayak.
Gift idea: “Playa” Lager
Perfect For: Beer Loving Dads
With summer just around the corner, the Playa Lager is the quintessential summer drink. The aptly named (“Playa” means “beach” in Spanish) is bound to follow dad wherever he goes – from the grill to the beach, this versatile craft lager is light, crisp, and flavourful enough for any occasion.
Gift idea: The Roosevelt
Perfect For: The Wannabe Sommelier
You can never go wrong with a charcuterie board, and “The Roosevelt” at the Baillie-Grohman Estate Winery is no exception! Treat dad and the rest of the family to this mouth watering array of five cheeses and 3 assorted local cured meats, accompanied by house made hummus, tapenade & chutney, olive oil & vinegar, pickles, olives, fruit & vegetables served with warm homemade focaccia & crackers.
Gift idea: Whale Watching Tour
Perfect For: Nature Lovers
Location: Campbell River
If your dad is a nature enthusiast, then we suggest a whale watching tour from Big Animal Encounters for a memorable Father’s Day. They offer several different tours to choose from, ranging from 2 hours to 7 hours. Explore Campbell River by getting up close and personal with orcas, humpback whales, white-sided dolphins, and more!
Gift idea: Beef Jerky
Perfect For: Keto enthusiasts
You haven’t had good beef jerky until you’ve tried South African Biltong. It’s a great keto snack, and most importantly, it’s delicious! Described as “if prosciutto and beef jerky had a baby,” South African Biltong is definitely a fun gift for dads who are adventurous with food. Check out their website for a special Father’s Day discount!
Gift idea: Gourmet Burger Trio Collection Gift Box
Perfect For: Grill Masters
Location: Salt Spring Island
Since 2012 SaltSpring Kitchen has proudly made preserves and sauces by hand on the artisan-rich Gulf Island of Salt Spring. Melanie & her small crew of passionate jam lovers bring their innovative best to ensure every jar is pure perfection. This Father’s Day, get dad their “Gourmet Burger Trio Collection Gift Box” to help elevate classic recipes with spicy and savoury twists.
Gift idea: A trip to the Cariboo
Perfect For: Dads that deserve a break
Location: Anahim Lake
Here’s a gift idea for the outdoorsy dad – a trip to the Cariboo! Located in the lush wilderness of the Chilcotin in Anahim Lake, B.C., you’ll enjoy waterfront views along with a variety of outdoor activities throughout the year. Be sure to visit the Red Cariboo Resort for a nature getaway with dad!
Gift idea: Father’s Day bundle
Perfect For: Bearded Dads
The Peak Beard Company is a Smithers-based company producing small batch premium and organic beard oils, balms, butters and more to ensure proper consistency and quality. Give dad the gift of a healthy and groomed beard with their Father’s Day bundle!
Gift idea: Full Shave Set
Perfect For: Well-Groomed Dads
For everyday natural home and body care, we can’t recommend Pacific Coast Soap Works enough! This Osoyoos-based company creates handcrafted soaps and body/bath products made with the finest essential oils and sustainable ingredients. Dads will love their “Full Shave Set,” complete with one refreshing shaving soap of your choice and a full artisan shave set that includes a brush, razor, and matching stand.
Gift idea: An adventure in Nelson
Perfect For: Culture Vultures
Nestled deep in the Selkirk mountains, and centrally located in the heart of downtown Nelson, the Adventure Hotel brings a modern, European style to the heritage capital of BC. From upscale casual dining to a quality cup of coffee, the Adventure Hotel has it all under one roof! Bring your dad here for a trip with a bit of everything – Nelson has culture, farmers’ markets, microbreweries, as well as a wide variety of outdoor activities.
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